I have always made "Caprese-on-a-stick" for appetizers. Thread a toothpick with a tomato, mozzarella ball and basil leaf. Dip it in some sort of balsamic-olive oil mixture. Watch them disappear.
The grape tomatoes were hollowed to make room for the small ball of cheese. A dab of pesto inside it would dance on your tongue.
So easy, you can just grace your table with it. No need to save this "for company."
Perfect for Mid-March when spring is teasing us - coming and going. And so simple: for each one you need:
1 large bamboo skewer
1 grape tomato - hollowed
1 pearl-sized mozzarella ball
I dipped them in olive oil and minced Italian parsley but you know as soon as spring truly comes, these flowers will be dipped in basil. I can hardly wait.